Senior Advancement Officer

Job Title: Senior Advancement Officer (SAO)
Reports to: Vice President of Advancement
Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Location: Fishers, Indiana (Remote Possible)


The Senior Advancement Officer (SAO) is a frontline fundraising role focused on cultivating, securing, and stewarding leadership, major, and campaign gifts. The SAO will manage a portfolio of at least 150 prospects that have a capacity and inclination to make a gift and support a wide range of Fraternity initiatives. The SAO will contribute to the fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission and goals through the development of alumni relationships and promotion of Delt initiatives. The SAO will work in concert with the Vice President of Advancement and has vital relationships with every Foundation and Fraternity staff member.


  • Develop a working knowledge of the Delt Foundation in general and funding priorities specifically so as to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents
  • Manage a sufficient prospect portfolio generating 10-15 prospect visits per month leading to growth in the number of completed leadership, major and planned gift solicitations
  • Provide timely stewardship of assigned prospects and donors
  • Assist the Vice President of Advancement in the management of prospect and volunteer activities as necessary including oversight of program staffing and logistics
  • Communicate closely with advancement support staff regarding information pertaining to major and planned gift prospects, including updating biographical information, personalized gift acknowledgments and other data important for maintenance of donor/prospect records
  • Participate in organization events, including conventions, conferences, alumni programs, etc. that can be utilized as cultivation and/or stewardship activities for prospects and donors
  • Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned


The Senior Advancement Officer will be a self-motivated, creative, and performance-driven individual with a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of related work experience. An ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated successful track record in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts is preferred
  • Working knowledge of planned and deferred giving vehicles
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge or other CRM/advancement data products a plus
  • Membership in Delta Tau Delta or other Greek-letter organization preferred


  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission of the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and aptitude to work with people of different ages and temperaments
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • High energy level, self-motivated, and self-directed to design and complete complex projects
  • Must also have skills and desire to: multi-task and meet deadlines; be a team player; work collaboratively; understand the principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising
  • Participation in evening and weekend activities as necessary
  • Demonstration of integrity, positive attitude, diplomacy, tact, and courtesy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Teams, and PowerPoint


To apply for this opportunity, please email cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Dr. Tony E. Vukusich, Vice President of Advancement at The Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation was established in 1981 and has granted more than $26 million in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and educational grants. The Delt Foundation is currently engaged in a comprehensive capital campaign focusing on the holistic development of young men. For more information about the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation please visit here.